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gannet

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noun gan·net \ˈga-nət\

Simple Definition of gannet

  • : a large ocean bird that eats fish

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gannet

plural

gannets

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gannet

  1. :  any of a genus (Morus of the family Sulidae, the gannet family) of large fish-eating seabirds that breed in colonies chiefly on offshore islands

Origin and Etymology of gannet

Middle English ganet, from Old English ganot; akin to Old English gōs goose


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with gannet


GANNET Defined for Kids

gannet

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noun gan·net \ˈga-nət\

Definition of gannet for Students

  1. :  a large bird that eats fish and spends much time far from land




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